Past event: Human Performance & Biosystems Summit

Optimizing Warfighter Performance for Improved Mission Effectiveness

The 6th Annual Human Performance & Biosystems Summit will convene senior level experts and decision makers from across the DoD, Military Research Labs, Industry, and Academia for in-depth discussions on the latest advancements and innovations in human performance capabilities that ensure the peak performance and health of the Warfighter. The 2024 Summit will highlight current and future efforts to strengthen the physical, mental, nutritional, and social fitness of the Joint Force to optimize performance and maximize potential.

Topics covered at the 2023 Summit:

  • Building & sustaining the next generation of warfighters
  • Accelerating change to win in future conflict
  • Enhancing SOCOM mission readiness & human performance
  • Employing a holistic, whole warrior approach to improve airmen & guardian performance
  • Advancing total force fitness to improve health & build readiness
  • Leveraging advanced products, capabilities, & technologies to enhance warfighter performance
  • Promoting the optimization of guardian performance to enable sustained mission success
  • Optimizing warfighter mission performance & family readiness

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 2024 Human Performance & Biosystems Summit will address how the Military Services are effectively maximizing Warfighter potential and maintaining their peak physical and mental performance by prioritizing the significance of the physical, mental, spiritual, nutritional, and sleep fitness. Senior leaders will detail departmental efforts toward developing programs and delivering innovative technologies to enhance and quantify human performance to ensure mission readiness and effectiveness.

This year’s Summit will explore strategies and initiatives on promoting holistic wellness programs for the long-term physical and mental well-being of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Guardians, and Airmen both on and off the battlefield. Senior leaders from across the Armed Forces will address the importance of prioritizing a well-rounded, sustainable, & preventive approach to health, fitness, and wellness. Attendees at the 6th Human Performance & Biosystems Summit will have the unique opportunity to examine the strategies, programs, products, and technologies necessary to maximize Warfighter potential and maintain peak physical and mental fitness.

The team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summit's content and focus areas. We will assemble the most respected minds in the human performance community, including operational leaders, key policymakers, DoD labs, industry, and academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the DoD and Federal Government as it relates to human performance and biosystems.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to to engage in constructive dialogues among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The 2024 Human Performance & Biosystems Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2024 Speakers Include:

  • Maj Gen Clark Quinn, USAF, Commander, 19th Air Force
  • SGM Gregory Keller, USA, POTFF Senior Enlisted Leader, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Dr. Terry M. Rauch, Director, Medical Research & Development, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
  • CDR Wilfred Wells, PhD, MSC, USN, Director, U.S. Space Force, Human Systems, OUSD Research & Engineering
  • Laura Mitvalsky, Director,  Total Force Fitness, Defense Health Agency Public Health
  • Gloria Park, PhD, MAPP, CMPC, Director of Performance Psychology, Consortium for Health & Military Performance (CHAMP), Uniform Services University
  • Dr. Seth Faith, ST, Senior Scientist, Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Lab
  • Michelle Frieling, Director,  Human Health & Performance Directorate, NASA
  • James Smuda, Director, Human Performance Optimization Manager, 48th RQS HPO, U.S. Air Force

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Sunset Room at National Harbor Marina
137 National Plaza, 20745
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

Discounted rates are available at the following hotels:
Hyatt Place at National Harbor
123 Waterfront St.,
National Harbor, MD

AC Hotel National Harbor
156 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland (*This discounted partner rate will be available starting 60 days before the event begins).

Parking: For a list of nearby parking options, please click this link
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24907